Burger King Whopper In Air Fryer

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How to make at Burger King Whopper at home in the air fryer. Loaded with lettuce, onion, tomato, and mayonnaise just like you would find inside a Whopper at Burger King.

This better than Burger King Whopper copycat recipe is perfect for cooking in your air fryer for your Saturday night burger fix.

This Burger King Whopper recipe was originally shared with you back in 2016 and we are updating it for you today with new photos and more tips and tricks.

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Burger King Whopper Recipe

Burger King Whopper Sandwich

I have always loved my fast food and can’t resist a McDonalds drive thru, chicken at KFC or all you can eat lunch time buffet at Pizza Hut.

But me and Burger King have never really hit it off.

I always find myself comparing Burger King to McDonalds and always saying this Burger King is alright, but I prefer it at McDonalds because…..

But sometimes because of time restraints I end up at Burger King and having a bad meal experience.

Back in Portugal, I was at a Burger King because I couldn’t face the huge queue opposite at McDonalds.

I ordered our meal, and it came with free refills. They then told me I had to wait an hour before the refill. So, I waited an hour to refill, and another member of staff marched me out for stealing. It seems it was as many refills as you wanted within the hour, and I waited around for nothing.

I was mortified and never went in a Burger King in Portugal again after that and can’t believe they were conning people out of their refills, which makes you wonder why offer them?

Then back in England I tried a Burger King and ordered a whopper. I thought it was boring and lacked flavour and the rest of my order was wrong.

Even though I know the basic whopper is lacking in cheese and doesn’t have a tower of burger patties, I did expect better. Maybe it was just the Burger King I was at?

So, I vowed to go home, update our air fryer whopper recipe, and make one that was much better than the one I experienced that day.

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Does A Whopper Come With Cheese?

No, a standard whopper does not come with cheese and I must admit I never realised this when I first ordered one.

I always assumed that all burgers at Burger King came with cheese and was then disappointed that it was cheese free.

So when at Burger King do make sure you go with the cheese option if you love cheese.

What Comes On A Whopper?

On a BASIC Burger King Whopper, you can expect a burger patty, burger bun, then a garnish of lettuce, onion, tomato, along with mayonnaise.

Though on our homemade whopper we will also be adding some onion, garlic, seasonings and a secret ingredient to the Burger King patty to make it taste amazing.

Burger King Triple Whopper Sandwich With Cheese

What you can also do with our copycat whopper recipe is to bundle together 3 of our whopper burgers and then add some cheese. Then it will be like the Burger King triple whopper sandwich with cheese.

Though what I do in my copycat recipe is do a really thick burger, rather than a flat patty, and then its like a triple.

Make A Whopper Salad

An option if you are looking for a healthier version of the whopper, is to make a whopper salad.

Simply follow our air fryer burger in a bowl recipe and swap the bread buns for a salad. Then have all the ingredients from inside the burger bun instead.

It’s our favourite summer salad and we make it in the air fryer all the time.

What Is Difference Between Whopper And Burger?

A whopper is simply the most popular burger at Burger King. Just like at McDonalds you associate the Big Mac as its famous burger.

But what is interesting about the whopper, is that you can get it in many sizes and with or without cheese.

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Whopper Ingredients

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Beef – I recommend for the best whopper copycat that you use lean minced beef. We used a pack of lean steak mince that was just 5% fat.

Extras – For extra flavour I recommend you add to your whopper sandwich some garlic and onion. And to make the job even easier I always use some frozen chopped garlic from the supermarket as its such a time saver.

Seasonings – For seasoning the whopper, I recommend salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and sweet paprika.

Secret – Then for the best burger king recipe add in some barbecue sauce. It stops your burgers from being dry and gives them a delicious just barbecued taste. Its my secret ingredient for perfect air fryer burgers.

Garnish – Then to garnish your whopper burgers you will need burger buns, lettuce, onion, tomato, and mayonnaise.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this Burger King whopper sandwich recipe it has been our Cosori Air Fryer (we have this one) and its fantastic for a huge range of air fryer recipes.

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How To Make A Whopper?

air fryer burger king whopper step by step
  • Prep. Load into a bowl diced onion, chopped garlic, seasoning and minced beef. Also add in barbecue sauce. Mix with your hands until the mixture is well mixed and then form into burger patties.
  • Cook. After making into homemade whopper burgers load them into the air fryer basket. Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Finish. Then serve your whopper burger inside burger buns with lettuce, onion, sliced tomato, and mayonnaise.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to make a burger king whopper sandwich and why you should be doing it too!

Whopper Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • The barbecue sauce makes such a difference to the air fryer whopper burgers and stops them from going dry. This is particularly important if using lean mince.
  • Want to make a triple whopper with cheese, then make your burger much thicker and then melt some cheese over.
  • You can make ahead your whopper burgers and then air fry them later for a fantastic Saturday night burger feast.
  • If you want to follow a whopper burger style then its burger bun bottom, then lettuce, then burger, then sliced onion over the burger, then sliced tomatoes, then mayonnaise and then the top of the burger bun.

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Burger King Whopper In Air Fryer

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Burger King Whopper In Air Fryer

How to make at Burger King Whopper at home in the air fryer. Loaded with lettuce, onion, tomato, and mayonnaise just like you would find inside a Whopper at Burger King.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 389kcal


Whopper Garnish

  • 4 Burger Buns
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sliced Onion
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Load into a bowl all your whopper burger patty ingredients.
    How To Make A Whopper?
  • Then mix with your hands until all the whopper ingredients are well mixed and it makes a huge burger ball.
    How To Make A Whopper?
  • Make into burger shapes ready for air frying.
    How To Make A Whopper?
  • The load into the air fryer basket and air fry for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Make A Whopper?
  • Next put your whoppers together. Open your bread buns and add lettuce, then just cooked burger patty, then onion, then sliced tomato and finally the mayo and the burger lid.
    How To Make A Whopper?


Secret. The secret ingredient to air fryer burgers that are not dry when using lean mince is to add barbecue sauce. It then gives it a wet ingredient to mix with. It also adds extra flavour. If you don’t like barbecue sauce you can use ketchup or another great is Philadelphia cream cheese.
Thanks for reading our Whopper burger recipe on Recipe This. We have many more Air Fryer Recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious burger recipes do check out our air fryer lamb burgers.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 6mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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1 thought on “Burger King Whopper In Air Fryer”

  1. 5 stars
    I love a Burger King Whopper and was wondering if you could replicate it as close as possible at home. Your recipe is the closest i have got. The burgers were delicious and cooked perfectly. The images really helped me with my air fryer as i am just getting use to it, many thanks. I will be back for more recipes.


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